LOWELL, MASS. - The Lowell Spinners, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are pleased to announce their partnership with the Concord Museum on The Art of Baseball, which opens to the public Friday, April 17 and runs through Sunday, September 20.
"We are thrilled to partner with the Concord Museum on this wonderful exhibition which really captures the essence of why baseball is the national past time," said Spinners President and General Manager Tim Bawmann. "From the actual artwork to the program of events scheduled, this exhibition will be a great way to further the relationship of the game with baseball fans."
The exhibition includes nearly 50 works of fine and folk art from The Gladstone Collection of Baseball Art, a private New York collection that has been gathered over the past 40 years, as well as Boston Red Sox artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and historian, Concord resident and lifelong baseball fan Doris Kearns Goodwin is the Honorary Curator.
Included amongst the display items includes a Ted Williams glove from the 1946 season and World Series on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame plus artifacts from the 2013 World Series season.
Among the programs and events scheduled include a meet & greet with local author, Matt Tavares, on June 4, Vintage Baseball games with the Lowell Base Ball Club (1877-78) and Lynn Live Oaks on May 2 and July 18, a special Sports Memorabilia Appraisal Day with Leila Dunbar and more.
"These events are a fantastic opportunity for baseball fans young and old to experience the history of the game," said Bawmann. "We are honored to be a part of this great exhibition."
The Concord Museum is where all of Concord's remarkable past is brought to life through an inspiring collection of historical, literary and decorative arts treasures, including the 1775 Revere lantern and Henry Thoreau's Walden desk. The Art of Baseball exhibit will be open to the public beginning Friday, April 17 with admission $10 for adults, seniors and students $8 and youth (6-18) $5. Kids six and under are free.